Opinion: Be prepared to make a difference for those with depression

Sometimes people with depression can't ask for help. We need to be prepared to help those who are suffering in silence, writes Federated Farmers Rotorua/Taupo provincial president Alan Wills.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Sugar questions answered

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says it’s perfect timing to answer two commonly asked questions about sugar.

Opinion: Paul Anderson – Time to remove medicine’s fat shaming

Bariatric surgeon Paul Anderson says it’s time for the medical profession to stop blaming fat patients for lack of willpower and start using medical willpower to address the causes – like junk food marketing.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Nutrition is core to health

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says conventional medicine needs to continue to embrace the growing recognition of the role of food and nutrition in health.

Opinion: Gabe Rijpma – An app a day keeps the doctor away?

Within a few years artificial intelligence (AI) will be helping relieve overstretched hospitals by empowering people to manage their own health, argues Microsoft’s Gabe Rijpma.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – will today’s children die younger due to poor health?

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we should all be encouraged to make health choices that allow us to thrive in life, not merely survive.

Opinion: Hector Matthews – diversity, inclusion and the Treaty

The health sector needs to be ‘deliberate and bold’ in improving its performance in meeting the health needs of Māori, argues Hector Matthews.

Opinion: Ananish Chaudhuri – Racial bias unlikely in resuscitation attempts for premature births

Doctors' racial bias is unlikely to explain resuscitation rates for babies says Ananish Chaudhuri.

Opinion: Nathan Consedine & Tony Fernando – Compassion is more than an ‘optional extra’

Compassion fatigue is real but compassion really does matter in health, argues an Auckland psychologist and a psychiatrist. Not only for patients but also the health professionals delivering their care.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Heartburn and indigestion

In this week’s opinion piece, Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says the reason that many patients on stomach-acid-lowering medications continue to suffer reflux is because of too little stomach acid – the opposite of what conventional medicine tells us.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – You are not a number

As we embrace the New Year, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says we should be celebrating our uniqueness and aim for a one-size-does-not-fit-all approach to your health.


Sponsored: Volunteers tackle diabetes in Papua New Guinea

Working with local health providers, Volunteer Service Abroad is tackling diabetes in Papua New Guinea.